Cromer area




Cromer - Wells-next-the-Sea Coast Guide

Cromer is small, but perfectly formed, as the saying goes. It has all you need for a great day out - a good beach, a pier from which the lifeboat is launched, promenade, lighthouse and lots of places to try the local delicacy - crab! The crab boats are launched directly from the beach and you can buy freshly caught crab from the fishermen.

                                                          Cromer pier Norfolk Cromer Norfolk


Cromer beach and pierFor details of Cromer Hotels and Holidays, Guest Houses, Cottages  and to visit Attractions.   Go to Cromer Hotels Guest Houses and Cottages

Cromer became popular in Victorian times and became quiet an exclusive resort around the turn of the nineteenth century. Today it is still popular but  has a slightly faded air about it as do many Victorian era resorts. Situated on the north Norfolk there are lots of beaches near by which are suitable for swimming and families. Lifeguards patrol at Cromer beach in the summer months. The coast is quite exposed here and tides can be tricky - so check local conditions before venturing on to the water. There are further beaches at the small resort town of Sheringham about 1.5 miles from Cromer. Also based in the town is the North Norfolk Railway which runs trips on steam trains. 



Wells-next-the-SeaWells-next-the-Sea is incorrectly named now, - as it is nearly next the sea! Land reclamations has added around half a mile of land between the foreshore and the town but there is still a waterway to the town. There is a long sandy beach at the town backed by a pine forest and dunes. Coasters leave from the town to catch whelks and sprats. 

This area is very popular with bird watchers with miles of undeveloped coastline, a nature reserve and salt mashes nearby. Peddlar's Way and the Norfolk Coast Path run along this coast. 




Mundesley is a small coastal village located around 6 miles east of Cromer. It has a long sandy beach and is a popular spot during the summer months. There a few hotels in the town and a caravan park nearby. North Walsham, a small market town has more shops and amenities it lies 4 miles inland. 



Places to visit in Cromer 

Cromer Pier 

Kiddieland Fun Park - Cromer Seafront, Cromer, Norfolk Tel: 07976 399793

Priory Maze and Gardens

Felbrigg Hall - National Trust Garden & Park - Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 8PR Telephone: 01263 837444

The Norfolk Shire Horse Centre - Shire horse shows and riding stables - West Runton Stables West Runton, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9QH Telephone: 01263 837339


Holkham Hall - Holkham Estate Office, Wells-next- the-Sea, Norfolk Tel: 01328 710227

North Norfolk Railway plc - Runs trips on steam engines into countryside. Sheringham Station, Station Approach, Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8RA Phone: 01263 820800

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Cliff and coast walkingWhether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the  chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.


Attractions - see listings pages

national lobster hatchery padstowA huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages. 

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The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....

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